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New Overwatch 2 replace brings a giant nerf for Roadhog – Destructoid
No extra one-shot kills for Hog mains
Overwatch 2 is a continuing balancing act of buffing and nerfing heroes because the meta adjustments, and the character on the chopping block this time round is none aside from everybody’s favourite hook-wielding heavyweight, Roadhog. He was recognized for his hook-shoot-melee combo that might kill gamers in a single shot, which I knew all too nicely as a Mercy fundamental.
The Overwatch 2 devs stated that “these adjustments intention to scale back the frustration of dying in a single shot instantly after being hooked and pulled by Roadhog,” whereas additionally reassuring gamers that his hook continues to be a “highly effective utility to forcibly reposition enemy gamers.” The complete particulars of Roadhog’s nerf are as follows per the official patch notes:
- Affect harm lowered from 30 to five
- The enemy last place distance from Roadhog after being pulled elevated from 3 to 4 meters
- Injury per pellet lowered from 6.6 to six
- Restoration time lowered from 0.85 to 0.8 seconds
- Reload time lowered from 2 to 1.75 seconds
- Most ammo elevated from 5 to six
📝 Contemporary batch of patch notes coming in scorching 📝
🪝 Roadhog’s potential to one-shot eliminated
🦾 Orisa’s well being bonus from Fortify lowered
🔫 Sojourn’s power cost reworked
🐞 Varied bug fixes applied
— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 24, 2023
Roadhog isn’t the one hero on the Overwatch roster who’s getting some adjustments on this patch, both — Orisa, Sojourn, and Kiriko are additionally getting hit with some small nerfs. Orisa’s Fortify well being bonus is being lowered from 125 to 75, Kiriko’s Therapeutic Ofuda restoration time is being elevated from 0.85 to 1 second, and Sojourn’s Railgun is getting adjustments but once more in order that the first fireplace harm is lowered from 10 to 9, and her major fireplace will now generate 5 power per hit in opposition to an enemy participant, reasonably than power accumulating from harm accomplished to enemy gamers.
The patch may even include a handful of bug fixes, together with points with sure skins and remixing the audio in order that enemy footsteps are louder. I do know it is a unhappy day for Roadhog gamers, however that is simply one other flip within the cycle that’s Overwatch patches. Certainly one of lately Hog will probably be up on prime once more, however for now, possibly it’s price making an attempt out a brand new tank for a bit.